plastic food packaging was most common beach trash in 2018
Wrap it in polyethylene shrink and its life is extended to 14 years old.
In short, this explains the rapid growth in plastic food packaging, which is expected to be a $370 billion market next year.
With these figures, it is no surprise that the way humans buy and consume food has such an obvious impact on the ocean.
Nine of the top ten projects recovered from its annual beach clean-up are related to food and drinks.
Food packaging remains the second most common waste collected during the group\'s annual beach cleaning in 2018.
According to the organization\'s new report, plastic forks, knives and spoons are now on the list for the first time.
In addition to food packaging, more than 3.
The 7 million disposable plastic independent packaging has a list of collectedâ plastic bags including straw, mixer, tableware, bottles and caps, shopping bags and other plastic packaging bags (
For food and other purposes)
Lid cups and plates.
The only exception is the cigarette butts, which contain plastic filters but have always been the first
1 project for many years.
George Leonard, chief scientist at the Marine Reserve, said cigarette butts are a separate issue and they win the game every year.
If you list the rest of the top 10 lists, what impressed me is that the vast majority are non-recyclable.
In terms of what we call recycling as a solution to the problem of marine plastics, it has to reach 50 or 90%, which is a huge boost and will soon become complex, he said.
For the first time, 2018 of clean-up efforts have attracted more than a million people.
They collected more than 23.
On the beaches of more than 3 million countries, there are 120 pounds of garbage and nearly millions of different items are classified, creating a snapshot of almost everything that humans make and use.
The cleanup collection includes more than 69,000 toys, more than 16,000 appliances, chandeliers, artificial Christmas trees, garage doors and cash registers.
Leonard said the organization is expanding its analysis of the data to find a global model to inform efforts to prevent plastic waste from entering the ocean.
Leonard was impressed with the 2018 clean-up work by the amount of recycled items, and more people on the beach collected more garbage, but the number of people found to pick up garbage illustrates the problem of plastic pollution
Volunteer service is very good, he said.
The growing anger at the ocean is a real motivation.
This year\'s clean-up is scheduled for September 21.